This is Madhuri. I have been scrapbooking with her and she is quickly becoming very special to me. She is letting me practice learning how to take portrait photography with her -with an emphasis on photo journaling her pregnancy. It has been very fun. These are my first shots of her taken yesterday.

Aside, I went to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls - 4 shots were perfect! And I swam today - learning that all this time, I have been counting my distance wrong by half. I am swimming nearly 1 mile every time I go! Yay!



I went golfing and found out that I really enjoy it. I'm thinking of taking it up seriously. I have taken up swimming (thanks a lot, Olympics... I didn't have enough hobbies already.) I have only gone 4 times, but I am up to 20 laps (still less than 1 mile.)

I taught Nancy how to make cinnimon rolls using this amazing recipe I found. (Usually I just toss ingredients, but it turns out that it pays to actually measure!) They were the most amazing accomplishment in my life. Hands down. If you are in a little competition with someone about who is the better homemaker, I recommend taking these beauties to the next pot luck. No one will know what hit them, and you will become a Legend.

Michael what's-his-name who just sleeps, eats, and swims....? That will be me. Eating these cinnamon rolls, swimming so I can eat these cinnamon rolls, and then sleeping off the sugar low afterward. Mmmm.


We went to...

a comedy improv show...
the planetarium...
an underwear parade (a charity run for cancer, but some people's panties were very small...) The California Science Center (Body Works...)

The Natural History Museum...

And the Exposition Rose Garden....

No wonder I haven't posted in a while...



crazy amounts to discuss

We have been doing so much stuff with Brittany. Meditation gardens, Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art's Friday night Jazz (above), an Improv Comedy show with Madhuri, a barbeque taco night at Nancy's, to see "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in 3D and "Dark Knight," to a mid-night party for the release of her favorite author's newest book (Stephanie Meyers,) shopping for school stuff, Scrapbooking with Madhuri every weekend, mini-golfing and batting cages, and the planetarium. Of course it wouldn't be LA without getting on set of a TV show (they were filming something for MTV at the mini-golf place) and being shaken up by a pretty decent-sized earthquake. (We're fine, by the way. But we were IN it. And it was relatively scary.)

We do have a lot of pictures, but not a lot of time to post. It's been a whirl wind.
Oh, and I got the score for my exam - a four. If you recall, six is passing, and last time I got a zero. So, four is okay. I can accept a four. And that means that next time, a six is within reason. Oh, and exam study season is already resumed. I need to kick butt.